The first salable Ford Maverick has rolled off the assembly line, and many fans and future owners are sure to be excited about the new tiny pickup truck designed for nearly any lifestyle. A Velocity Blue 2.0-liter EcoBoost model seems to be the one with the honors of being celebrated, as images surface on the Maverick Truck Club forum. However, supply is expected to be tight for the foreseeable future, and you already know why.
2022 Ford Maverick Deliveries Will Be A Trickle
Ford has reported that there are over 100,000 reservations for its smallest truck for sale in North America, so pent up demand is expected to carry forward into the next year as the auto industry weathers the global microchip shortage.
The 2022 Ford Maverick is manufactured within the same plant as the Bronco Sport in Hermosillo, Mexico. The all-wheel-drive variant of the little truck is only available with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which produces a commendable 250 horsepower with 277 pound-feet of torque. A 40 mg hybrid version serves as the base model, and features only front-wheel-drive at the launch.
Those who really wanted a special version out of the gate ordered the 2022 Ford Maverick First Edition. Available on both hybrid and 2.0L AWD variants, the Maverick First Edition features gloss black painted roof and mirrors, as well as a black vinyl decal centered on the hood as well as the doors. The 18 inch wheels shown in the first edition graphic are only available with the optional 2.0L EcoBoost powertrain while the gloss black 17 inch wheels are found on the standard hybrid models. The doorhandles are also paint-matched to the Ford truck’s body. The Maverick First Edition package itself is a $1,495 option.
In the future, the Ford Maverick family is expected to grow, with anticipation of an all-electric variant, and perhaps more street and off-road performance oriented models.